Category: Ramblings & Writing

Daddy’s Day

I propose a name change for the second Sunday in June. Let’s replace Father’s Day with Daddy’s Day. The alliteration makes it more fun to say and the meaning of the day is better represented. I am not naïve to believe that everyone gets a… Continue Reading “Daddy’s Day”

The Piano Player Part I

My grandfather’s baby grand Steinway & Sons piano stands on sturdy mahogany legs in my parent’s living room.  The rock maple case is encased in black walnut veneer giving off that classic Steinway & Sons presence. The Steinway & Sons name is scrolled in… Continue Reading “The Piano Player Part I”

Book Announcement

I am officially signed up with the publicist, Caitlin Hamilton Summie. She was incredibly genuine and I was impressed with her candor. She and her husband, Rick, put together a personal package I could manage. I am looking forward to rolling up my sleeves… Continue Reading “Book Announcement”

It Begins With Words

 It’s Martin Luther King Day, and I am enjoying a day off from work. It is supposed to be a day of reflection and service. To be honest, I typically spend the Martin Luther King holiday in the service of me catching up on… Continue Reading “It Begins With Words”

Winter Skates part 2

I  completed six weeks of ice skating lessons today—a Christmas gift from my daughters. The adult group had dwindled from two wobbly adults to just me. It was like having private lessons in the company of a crowd. The rink was abuzz with several… Continue Reading “Winter Skates part 2”

Winter Skates part 1

My daughters gave me a Christmas gift certificate for ice skating lessons at a nearby rink. I had been complaining that Long Island winters have not been cold enough for ice skating.  The canals, ponds, and Great South Bay rarely freeze over.  Yes, there… Continue Reading “Winter Skates part 1”

Surrendering Pink

Ok, I’ll say it, “I hate pink!” This is an extremely hard statement to say out loud on paper since pink has forever been my favorite color. Forever! Pink was always my color. The pink passion started early. My mother always dressed my three… Continue Reading “Surrendering Pink”

Diamond Magic

My parents recently marked their 60th anniversary. My sisters and I arranged and coordinated a Beach Week at Davis Park, Fire Island–a Destination Celebration close to home. Three houses were rented and filled to capacity with our families.  A Big Day Celebration was set… Continue Reading “Diamond Magic”

Zucchini Laments

“Googootz `e solo un googootz,” lamented my Grandma regarding plain zucchini.  She was an excellent cook. She was especially skilled in preparing any vegetable into a culinary masterpiece, no matter how vile a memory the name may evoke. Grandma’s Broccoli Rabe, Swiss Chard, Artichoke,… Continue Reading “Zucchini Laments”

A Fig Tree Grows in a Yard

Great Grandma arrived on an early autumn Sunday. She traveled from Brooklyn in the backseat of Uncle Tony’s black Buick sedan. Despite her 87 years, she swung the back door open and pulled herself out just as the car came to a full stop.

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